The performance of President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria since the inception of his administration in 2015 leaves much to be desired as it clearly falls short of the expectations of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and that of millions of Nigerians who voted him in 2015 instead of the sitting President Goodluck Jonathan. This observation was made by the Director of Publicity and Advocacy of the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, on Tuesday when he featured on Arise TV’s ‘The Morning Show’ breakfast programme.
Baba-Ahmed said, “Is there any Nigerian who is not disappointed in President Buhari including diehard APC people? Is there anybody who would not tell you he wished President Buhari had done much better?
“We raised huge expectations, we told people, ‘Get rid of Jonathan, put Buhari there, he would fix corruption, he would fix insecurity, he would fix the economy’ (but) look at where we are now.
“So, what we need to do now is to get ready to elect another President who would go in the opposite direction, a President who has a vision and a clear idea of what governance involves rather than just being a President. So, I am disappointed and that is why today, I am actively involved in trying to see that a new leader emerges in getting Nigerians a new lease of life,” Baba-Ahmed noted.
Meanwhile, political watchers who spoke with Notable Outcome in Port Harcourt dismissed the comments credited to the NEF as an after thought, and medicine after death. They challenged the group to prove their sincerity to inclusive politics in Nigeria by backing the call for a southerner to succeed Buhari in the interest of equity and fair play, adding that every body losses when the wrong persons are foisted on the country based on religious considerations, instead of on performance.